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Outclasses other hollowbody guitars in its price range.

The Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale Electric Guitar that outclasses other hollow-body guitars in its price range! World famous for making some of the best and most innovative hollow-body guitars, Epiphone conjures up some of it's past with the Emperor Swingster. Starting with the same body and neck as used on their Emperor-II guitar and made famous by the jazz master himself, Joe Pass, Epiphone swings into action and turns it into a serious twangin', rock-a-billy slingin', country flingin' machine! Case sold separately.

Classic Construction with SwingBucker Pickups!
With it's hand-scalloped arched spruce top combined with a laminated arched-back maple body and glued-in 3-piece hard maple neck, the Swingster has what it takes to satisfy any professional's demand for great tone. At the heart of the guitar are Epiphone's SwingBucker pickups and a sophisticated series/parallel electronic switching package. Specially designed for the Swingster, the humbuckers offer no hum performance and feature classic Alnico-V magnets, enamel wire and over-wound coils for the perfect combination of warmth and bite.

Series/Parallel Switching.
Two push/pull Tone controls allow you to change each pickup's output individually from parallel to series wiring creating a palette of useful sounds to tap into ranging from warm humbuckers to "quacky" single-coil type sounds and everything in-between. Of course, any swinging machine needs a vibrato and the Swingster is no exception featuring a Bigsby Licensed B30 with original style "wire" handle as preferred by "Certified Guitar Player" and legend, Chet Atkins.

Loads of Bling
Topping it all off are Epiphone's trademark, multi-bound headstock with the classic mother-of-pearl "vine" inlay, premium gold Grover tuners and a multi-bound, 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with block inlays. And Epiphone stands behind every guitar they make with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson 24/7/365 Customer Service. If you're ready for a professional guitar with unique features and a killer price tag, swing into a Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale today.

FEATURES
  • Single cutaway hollow body guitar
  • Select spruce top
  • Arched with hand-scalloped bracing and sound post
  • Laminated maple back & sides
  • 3-piece hard maple neck
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Slimtaper neck shape
  • Glued-in neck joint
  • Adjustable truss rod
  • 24.75" scale length
  • Sculpted rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl block inlays
  • 14" fingerboard radius
  • 20 medium-jumbo frets
  • 5-ply binding on headstock, neck, and body
  • 1-ply binding on F holes
  • Swingbucker plus bridge pickup
  • Swingbucker neck pickup
  • Two volume controls
  • Two tone controls with push-pull series/parallel
  • 3-way pickup selector (toggle)
  • ABR bridge with B-2 Spacing
  • Licensed Bigsby B30 vibrato tailpiece with wire handle
  • gold hardware
  • Grover tuners (16:1 ratio)
  • Pearl white finish
  • Epiphone limited Lifetime
  • Case sold separately

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EpiphoneLimited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (9)
  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Jamming (6)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Recording (5)
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5.0

A real nice hollowbody with great features

By 

from Central Virginia

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Chet bar is a nice touch
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Nice finish and frets
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale Electric Guitar:

    No faults found with this guitar. Not wild about gold hardware but with the great price I got on the Royale, I don't care! I all I had to do was put on new strings (11's), set the string height and adjust the intonation. Beautiful guitar that is a blast to play with the seriel/parallel switching! BTW, the Epiphone Emperor case fits mine just fine with the chet bar despite some complaints I read on the internet.

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    5.0

    Eye catching Guitar!!

    By 

    from Albuquerque, New Mexico

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale Electric Guitar:

      I loved this Guitar as soon as I looked at it, but I liked it even more after I started playing it. The action was good right out of the box, no issues with the electronics. I might go ahead and replace the saddle with a roller, and change the factory issue strings with another brand . I really like this Guitar, and I got it at a great price. Not a Taylor, or a Gibson, but sounds just as good, and for the money, you will not go wrong!!

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      5.0

      Buy it ! I bought it at a sale price and would recommend it

      By 

      from Lawrence, Kansas

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale Electric Guitar:

        God Rest Chris Squire's soul. He was a great musician. So I have owned it a month or so and played it less often than I have other times when I have had more time. Making money hand over fist I have had to work hard so I haven't sat with the guitar through the last month as I normally would have sat with a guitar of any kind. Sold my strat to get the money for it and am glad I did. Feels and sounds great even not plugged in. The chet atkins whammy is great, better than regular bigsby I played when I was 14. Plays just like an acoustic should with low action. The particular problem I had at first was my finger picking was so hard on the guitar I would occasionally pull a string off the bridge and out of the ferral. I have since played lighter and knowing this can play softer and had it less often to seldom. The last week I haven't played been so busy and it seems like forever as I usually pick it up at least three times a week. Other than the string ferrals allowing the string to be pulled off the guitar this is well worth the money. Wish a case was more easy to find. Anyway I bought it on sale for under 500 and would buy it at 750. It is a great guitar. Fun the chet atkins bigsby is FUN. Wasn't sure if the string ferrals were going to be a problem but it works just fine. I just had to lighten up on my fingers plucking the strings knowing it had the limitation.

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        5.0

        ABSOLUTELY AWESOMe!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        By 

        from Lawrence, Kansas

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale Electric Guitar:

          Absolutely wonderful. Full tone, fhole body excellent. String tension and height wonderful. The Chet Atkins Bigsby tremolo is right on. It has added flair and quality to the regular Bigsby arm. I played an old Silvertone growing up. Beautiful instrument, wasn't sure i wanted white but at the price was right. Fretboard beats all in way as frets are high enough to fingertap, smooth fretboard for a rosewood, nice ! I was so afraid I wouldn't like this instrument in the lag time between when I ordered it and got it that I had already made plans to trade it in for another but I played it tuned right up and played it and played around on it and in half an hour I was happy with it as I could ever be. The Bigbsy arm tremolo was real fun toy for the instrument. I hadn't really played with a tremolo since I was a kid. I am sure this has as much flare as any floyd rose on any hardtail instrument. It was great. I absolutely recommend this guitar especially for the buck you are dropping to get it. The hollowbody and bigsby tremolo as a combination offer something straight up distinguished in it's own taste. I am going to go show my buddies at the pawn shop and a music store this thing and they are gonna love it. Get one ! and I am a real customer not some hack trying to get you to buy my product. This thing made me laugh like a child again about playing guitar when I felt down and out and wondering if I should care about anything. It was great.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Epic Epiphone Swingster

          By 

          from Memphis, Tn.

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • A Tonal Swiss Army Knife
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics
          • The Pickups Are Amazing

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Plug It In Turn It Up
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale Electric Guitar:

            fine adjustment to controls yield big results
            action was set on the money.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Mind Blowing!

            By 

            from Austin

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale Electric Guitar:

              Awesome guitar. Flawless craftsmanship as well as perfect sparkling tone. A little heavy for a full hollow body, but still weighs in the 7.6 pound range. I have owned many hi end guitars, this is as nice or nicer than most! I am very impressed with Epiphone.

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              awesome, awesome, awesome!

              By 

              from Ulysses, Ks

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale Electric Guitar:

                Great guitar! I love playing rockabilly and country and this guitar is perfect for that!

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good but not Great

                By 

                from San Diego CA

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale Electric Guitar:

                    This guitar really looks cool! It plays nice,sounds nice and is set up decently right out of the box.
                    The headstck is a tad heavy though and the fit and finish where the neck meets the body leaves a little bit to be desired on mine.
                    All and all a good guitar for the price.

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                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Built well and plays great!

                    By 

                    from Detroit Lakes, MN

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

                    • Bigsby is very responsive
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Tone
                    • Roller saddles are nice
                    • Stays in tune well
                    • The looks are fabulous

                    Cons

                    • Better w Gold pick guard
                    • FRT board should be ebony
                    • Pickups need to vary more

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale Electric Guitar:

                    I stained the fretboard black ebony which makes it even more beautiful that the rosewood which looked drab to me and took away some of the pizzaz and added a gold pickguard which enhanced the look even more. I sometimes get string buzz and have to roll the particular saddle under the string to get it to stop, but this is occassional and I can fix it quickly. I shouldn't have to mess with it though... hence only 4 stars.
                    Overall, great guitar. I use it all the time in performance and recording. It stays suprisingly in tune better than many other guitars withn bigsbys which is a common issue and this bigsby is sensitive and easy to use.
                    I love it. Great price!

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                    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Kurbenguitar

                    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale Electric Guitar:

                    Great overall sound, look and quality. Just be gentle with her.
                    Love the Bigsby, surprisingly ergonomic. Series, parallel switching on the pick-ups is not a big difference in the overall sound.
                    The pearl finish is so classy, better than I expected, Gold sparkle bindings...very Falconesque.
                    This guitar can't take agressive playing though, without knocking the strings from the saddles.
                    It's a fraction of the price of the "White Falcon" that it is undoubtedly, patterned after.

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